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'My bulimia was hidden by my normal weight'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:34
Lee Donald says eating disorders can go unnoticed because too many associate them with being underweight.
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MMR Vaccine: 'I was told why did you vaccinate your child?'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:23
With measles cases on the rise in UK, Dr Aayesha Hassan is fighting misinformation and distrust within the Somali community.
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Early brain 'signs of Parkinson's' found

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:46
Changes in a chemical called serotonin were found 15 to 20 years in advance of symptoms.
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Campaign girl 'ineligible' for muscle wasting drug

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:07
The 11-year-old is thought to be in 15% of spinal muscular atrophy patients who do not qualify.
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PMQs: Tonia Antoniazzi asks PM about medical cannabis

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:45
A Labour MP asks the prime minister why families are still waiting for medical cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy.
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Minimum alcohol price law in Wales delayed to 2020

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:27
Plans have been held up after an EU member state - Portugal - intervened.
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Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:47
A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies.
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‘I got lockjaw thanks to my mum’

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:01
Meredith's mother stopped her having vaccinations - so eventually she got some nasty illnesses.
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Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.
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What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
Vaccines help save the lives of millions a year. This is how they came about - and why they matter.
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Low trust in vaccines 'a global crisis'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.
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Dundee University researchers start work on male pill

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:42
Scientists in Dundee will test thousands of drug combinations to find a way to stop sperm working.
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Sickle cell disease: 'I told mates I was in a crash, but it was a stroke'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:10
Daniel Nwosu, 22, has only just revealed to his mates the impact of living with sickle cell disease.
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Measles vaccine fears cost me my children

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:57
One Filipino mother's worst fears were realised when her unvaccinated children caught measles.
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Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:45
Women know too little about alcohol's role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests.
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Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:05
An inquiry came to the wrong conclusions over a whistleblower's hyponatraemia concerns, investigation finds.
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The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:11
A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.
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The gay men breaking blood donation rules

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:12
The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.
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Lives 'destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:30
As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done.
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Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:23
Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.
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